It takes a village…
to make a farmers market successful.
On this Community Day in Chappaqua we’d like to thank all of you who come and support your local farmers week after week.
Since moving our market to the grassy “meadow” you have made the weekly trek in greater numbers to see what gorgeous greens and other interesting edibles our vendors have put on display. So many of you have become “regulars” and our vendors now know you by name and even know whether you prefer your beets with the greens still attached (for wilting of course) or whether you take your Cherry Rose White tea sweetened or not.
I hope to be at the market’s Community Day tent this Saturday to thank many of you in person but just wanted to put in writing how grateful we at the Chappaqua Farmers Market all are for your commitment to and enthusiasm for our growing market.
This week we bring you purple string beans, purple basil pesto and purple-ish heirloom tomatoes!
We also bring you a new savory “blondie” from Rich Brownies: one made with rosemary from Newgate Farms and olive oil from Kontoulis. Ask Betsy to give you a sample. She’s been playing with the recipe all week and this time she thinks she’s nailed it. (Hard to go wrong with those ingredients, right?).
Renee’s Jams is also paying us a visit. I’ill be curious to see how the emerging fall’s bounty translates into jam jars.
Start thinking soups…carrot ginger, carrot cumin, parsnip and apple….
For something heartier, try some white bean soup with some sausage from Roaming Angus or Stone Barns.
Grammy’s Gardens has left us for the summer, but Stone Barns has lovely bouquets from their greenhouses….
See you at the market!
Pascale Le Draoulec
food writer/ author/ farmers market director